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Wednesday, August 1, 2018
A Birthday in NYC
A Birthday in NYC
Not my birthday, Mrs. Cranky’s. Mrs. Cranky is frifpty-elevntyate years old today. Yesterday we spent a day in NYC.
We took the train in to Penn Station, and a subway to Central Park where we had reserved a horse and carriage ride through the Park.
Mrs. C has wanted to do this carriage ride forever so yesterday we crossed that off her list. I was not looking forward to the ride as I generally dislike “touristy things” and a carriage ride through Central Park is a touristy as it gets.
Central Park is a really beautiful place and full of history. Our driver, Rob, knew every statue, every site of a movie or TV scene and the cost of every penthouse apartment in view of the park, along with every famous person that owned it. He should know his history, he has been doing this tour for 35 years.
This is Rob.
Not really, that is Paulie from “Rocky,” I forgot to get his picture but trust me Rob was a dead ringer for Paulie in looks, demeanor and speech. He was very interesting, informative and entertaining. A lifelong resident from the Bronx, he was as New York as New York gets and there is none better than a genuine New Yorker!
The ride was about an hour. I thought I helped cross one item off Mrs. C’s wish list, but as a result of this ride Mrs. C now wants to rent a park lake row boat, have dinner at Tavern on the Green, and Ice Skate in the park rink come Winter.
After the park, we met up with friends at a pub-restaurant. There was good food and good conversation then off to a show.
The show was a musical comedy “Gettin' The Band Back Together.” The show was a bit corny, a bit sophomoric and we laughed like hell. Part of the fun of this show is it takes place in New Jersey and more specifically in our own town Sayreville, N.J. It was fun with all the references to places and landmarks that we are so familiar with in what the show calls “North-east-central Jersey.”
It was a long fun day, and a bit tiring when our diner/show companions decided we could walk back to Penn Station instead of taking the subway. Catching the train and avoiding an hour wait for the next train had “Mad Dash” Maryann P and her husband Tom make OJ’s run through the airport look like child’s play.
We did catch the train!
We did sleep well when we got home eleven hours after we started this excursion.
Oh yeah…HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS. C!!!
Tomorrow, “Mrs. C’s Present”